May has wrapped itself up and June is here. And we are picking up the pieces of ourselves, post-school year.
Summer is here, and adulting without summer vacation still feels weird, even after being out of school 20 years.
Our family will get to take little trips here and there, but mostly summer is about wrangling the house into order, keeping weeds out of the yard, and trying to eat enough ice cream to stay cool but not so much that we get fat.
During the spring, my heart rises up with hope. In summer, it plateaus.
I need a fresh dose of vision.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
Those words come after a chapter that fills my heart with fire. A chapter of people–mothers, fathers, sons and daughters–who lived their faith well. Mistakes and all, we’ve met them in the Bible before, but in Hebrews 11 those mistakes are stripped away, and all that is left is the faith. That gift that comes from God.
That chapter puts life back in this body, and the next one shows us what to do with it. Strip the weight and run with endurance.
Good words for the beginning of summer.
Praying you are able to live this summer with passion, with vision, with endurance as you run the race God has put before you ♥